The Most Frugal Vacation: A Photography Roundup

While the daily average temperature says we’re officially out of the pit of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather — with wild storms and frigid temperatures — refuses to acknowledge fact. After saying last rites over the car battery that recently expired at -46C, I longed for some relief. Enter the Reader and the photography tag, which allowed me a quick trip to warmer climes to top up my well of inspiration.

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While the snow may have been swirling on the evening this photo was taken in London, England, the trumpeter’s arched body communicates a warm enthusiasm for the piece he’s playing. In Ian Forsyth’s photo, I love how the happy trumpeter is apart from his more subdued bandmates, creating a lovely juxtaposition.

Photo by Ian Forsyth.

One Day | One Image

The morning light shining through the rides in this shot of Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier in California says today is going to be a great day. In Melinda Green Harvey’s photo, I hear the laughter, smell the sweetness of candy apples, see the Ferris Wheel’s slow revolutions, and feel the anticipation of a day at the fair.

Photo by Melinda Green Harvey.


There is nothing that says the height of spring to me like dandelion seeds on the wind. I love how Brenda’s photo makes the typically soft seeds appear sharp, almost dangerous. She took this, along with several others, in response to a photo challenge theme, “repeating patterns.”

Photo by Brenda.

Greg Cromie Photography

Greg Cromie is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. His photo of a rainy evening taken in Tokyo reminds me of delightfully long, warm summer evenings. I can’t help but wonder what the man in the foreground is gazing at outside the image.

Photo by Greg Cromie.


Flowers! Still months away from flowers in my own garden, I was delighted to discover Andy’s photo essay from the flower market in Bangalore, India. Isn’t the “bee’s eye view” of the vibrant color from above the market quite stunning? I can almost smell their fragrances.

Photo by Andy.

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February 14, 2019Photography, , , , ,